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Sink or Swim

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Producer in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Producer in McLean, VA

I worked at AOL full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

You were given a lot of responsibilities and plenty of resources to get your job done.

Cons

You were not provided much guidance. Management was a misnomer; you were tasked and supported but you were not managed.

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  1. Some of the best people, had the best and the worst of times

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Technical Director in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People loved their jobs
    Felt like they were contributing
    Saw their product used by millions
    Creative and fast-paced

    Cons

    Lack of focus
    No patience for rectifying mistakes
    Too many VPs

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to please Wall Street and previously the Time Warner mandarins


  2. Sr manager

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA

    I worked at AOL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    smart people, enterpreneurial company, work life balance

    Cons

    layoffs, numerous strategy changes led to disappointment

    Advice to Management

    bring back Ted Leonsis


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